ICC rates Bengaluru pitch as ‘Below Average’
CRICDOT DESK : The second match of the two-match Test series between India and Sri Lanka was played at the M.C. At Chinnaswamy Stadium. The ICC has described the pitch of the one-sided victory of India as less than average.
The second match of the series between India and Sri Lanka started on March 12. This pink ball test match ended in three days. On the third day, Sri Lanka lost the match by a huge margin of 236 runs. As a result, the visitors are whitewashed in the series as well. The series was pretty much one-sided, with India dominating.
Batting first in the Bangalore match, India scored 252 runs in the first innings. In reply Sri Lanka were all out for 109 runs. In the second innings, India declared the innings with 303 runs for 9 wickets. Chasing a huge target of 439, Sri Lanka were all out for 206 runs.
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Javagal Srinath, the match referee for the ICC’s elite club in charge of the match, described the pitch of the match as less than average. About the pitch, he said, “On the first day, this pitch easily gave a lot of runs. Although it has improved over time, it has not been a level playing field for batting. ”
Note that according to ICC rules, a demerit point will be added next to the name of a pitch if a pitch is rated below average. As a result, a demerit point was added next to the name of M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Also, if a pitch gets a bad title, it will get three demerit points and if it is unfit to play, it will get five demerit points.